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at the convergence of 50 research reports that talked about the dangers of cell phone use in testinand texting devicee driving. there was so little understanding about this. we had a massive debate. we knew this was very danger is behavior based on the research. we come from at traffic safety perspective, and we know the way to change this behavior follows the formula you heard ray lahood talk about. how you do that in the framework of very little conversation was the difficult part. a year ago on january we call for a nationwide ban on told a news and text to use while driving, and we called for companies to put in place policies prohibit the use of this. it was such a long debate press because of the lack of conversation. then i look at today and what we heard from secretary lahood and others. but that the amount of activity we have heard from a state legislative point of view, a research point of view, law enforcement point of view. i encourage you as we listen to our panelists today to think about how we maintain the momentum. i think all of us know that a year of action, even a tremendou
? congratulations. you get the book. appreciate it. that's it for us. situation room with wolf blitzer next. >>> new evidence that the man trying to bomb times square in new york city didn't plan to stop there. this hour, we're learning more about the terror threats then and now including a potential plot to attack high-profile targets in europe. >>> also, the california governor's race gets combustible with new allegations leveled by a former housekeeper to republican candidate meg whitman. stand by for the story and brand new polls on some of the hottest political races in the nation. some will surpriseyou. our investigative correspondent will reveal how she was almost punked. political activist tried to create a fake story and embarrass cnn. wait until you hear and see these very strange details. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room". >>> threatened to be the most serious terror attacks since 9/11. now we're learning that he had over targets as well. a potential terror plot in europe that may have been green lighted by osama bin laden himself. let's bring in homeland security correspon
months ago this week, a top to bottom overhaul of u.s. health care, an overhaul that presidents dating back to teddy roosevelt have contemplated, debated, or attempted. six months ago, it was sign into law by president obama. today as you may have seen live here on cnn, the president talking about provisions of that law that come into force this week. this is the first of that health care bill. it's what the white house calls a patients' bill of rights. he's just about the only democrat who is going to use health and reform in the same sentence because the reason has to do with the calendar. we're 40 days away from the elections where every single house seat and 37 senate seats are up for grabs. voters are split to say the least. 40% of americans favor reform, 56% oppose it. there are some tricks to that poll because the 56% oppose, some oppose because it didn't go far enough. most say it's too liberal, but a sizable chunk says it doesn't go far enough. when we ask which party can handle the issue better, it's a dead heat. all of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a fami
, everyone, this tuesday morning. today on "washington journal," we want to get your thoughts on the right u.s. education system, the problems and solutions. president obama yesterday talking about the issue, saying we need to add one month to the school year, citing competitive nest for the united states. also, you have seen it on msnbc, and democratic candidates are talking about the issue as well. so it is your turn this morning to weigh in. what of the problems and solutions? all numbers are on your screen right there. we will get to your calls in just a minute. and remember, you can send us a or an e-mail. let me show you this headline. "new york daily news." let's add a month to the school year. year. the president backs and longer school year. then also the front page of the story, the president saying the d.c. public schools don't add up to private education. that is from the present yesterday as well. then there is a "the washington post" this morning with the headline. democratic candidates blast the gop over education policies, in search of a rallying issue. it looks like candidates
in the economy especially being maybe a poor stimulus. here is your chance toway in. host: you can join us off email at journal c-span.org. on twitter, go to c-span wj. we are taking your thought this is morning from the "new york times" business section. it says inside, the current is so appealing that many embrace them as an economic cure all. suggesting that tax cuts have limited ability to bolster a flagging economy. the non-partisan budget office analyze the affect of the policy and found that extending the tax cuts would reduce that employment. host: we'd like to hear from you tax cuts may be poor stimulus. a lot of discussions around tax cuts center around the cuts placed under george w. bush's administration that are set to expire in 2011. there's a large section at least giving advice on how to prepare. how is how tax rates would change. in 2011, if congress fails to act on this measure about the cuts expiring. the top income tax rate goes to 39.6%. top dividend tax rate goes to 39.6%. capital gains goes to 20% from 15%. no top estate tax rate now, that would rise to 55%. those are so
us to the edge with wall street. i keep saying to voters that they need to keep pushing and keep the democrats in their. keep pushing, folks. host: you can join the conversation online, the twittered page is twitter.com/c- spanwj. or you can send us an e-mail and journal@c-span.org. we welcome our listeners that listen to was on radio. this is from the weekend edition of "the wall street journal." host: one final point from her -- "what is the mainstream media getting wrong in getting right? of the media does not appreciate how livid people are with washington." host: by the way, new polls are showing barbara boxer ahead in california. matt dillon says from arlington, texas, good morning, welcome to "washington journal." caller: thank you for taking my call. i just wanted to comment on how the movement that the tea party has, gosh, we are just tired all the losses and misplaced promises that the people always seem to give us. we had a grassroots movement for everyone. republicans, democrats, and tea party yeariers. this new financial reform bill has nothing to do with that, they
this is a letter we got from maxim u.s. we're federal services. experts on appeals. medicare hired us to review this file and decide if the partd plan made the correct decision. we work for medicare. we do not work for part-d plan. we appealed and my wife won wholly. so the administrative law judge process. maxim u.s. has appealed that a decision and they say according to the term medically accepted indication includes only fda uses and those off dated uses supported by citation on one of the listed drugs. more over, medically accepted indication does not including treating physician testimony or proffer of medical efforts showing a drug as prescribed effectively treats the condition for which it's being used. converse easily could have included expert testimony as a source material for determining medically accepted uses if he wanted to do so. instead congress by reference to a drugs fda label and expert opinions in one of several drug. accordingly. medical accept the use is not the same as medically necessary. >> i would like to, we worked on issues like that so. we could be of help to you.
: this is a big deal. the dug is not the actually the they will drug it's the sedative used before the lethal cocktail. only one company in all of america makes it and they can't make it because they can't get the ingredients. they don't expect to have -- to have more before the first of the year. at midnight here in california albert greenwood brown was supposed to be executed for raping and killing a 15-year-old girl. now governor schwarzenegger put the execution on hold for 45 hours so the appeals court could weigh in. now he is scheduled to die thursday night at 9:00. but consider this, that drug, it expires. the only dose that california has expires on thursday, so if it doesn't happen then it likely won't happen for quite sometime. four other executions in california have also been put on hold. in oklahoma they have already canceled the execution of 38-year-old jeffery matthews. his execution was canceled the night before it was supposed to happen. now oklahoma has acquired one does of the drug, and they have two inmates that are supposed to be put to death now in the next two weeks, an
, not a run. i'm not getting on the train to da if there's running. >> there will be no running from us. we got a golf cart. i got, like, those tony soprano sweats, velour and we'll be smoking. we're in new york, we have msnbc and "time" magazine analyst laura halprin. chris jansing and in washington, d.c., nbc political analyst pat buchanan. i don't know if pat is lathered up by what happened last night. pat, we'll get to you in a minute. i was awakened though in the middle of the night by a three-alarm -- not tweet, a three-alarm column by mark halprin, framing last night in opinion pox lip tick terms for the republican party. >> so apocalyptic. republicans were taking a senate seat, there was a building block to get back to the senate majority. it's gone barring some truly unforeseeable development. absolute binary switch. republicans now almost impossible to come up with a way they get the ten-seat majority. in the longer term it shows the republican party has a huge problem. they've benefit friday the tea party movement so far. they'll benefit in november but maybe having a huge, huge
're document, and engaging in a discussion. here are the phone numbers. if you are a democrat, join us. rep conditions, join us, and independents, join us. good morning once again, this is the kind of discussion i can promise you would only happen on c-span. 34 years ago we used to call us the place where the constitution came to live every day, because it gave you a running example of the three branches of government and the live coverage of the congress, executive branch and what we told you about the supreme court so we couldn't let constitution day go by without a discussion. seems like we're hearing more and more about it these days, and on the front page of the washington times in a story about constitution day, david eisner who runs the national constitution center in philadelphia explains why. here is the story. he writes -- the tea party has got people thinking more seriously about what's in the constitution and what's not. that's the quote from the political analyst with american enterprise institute but they say it would be wrong to assume tea party movement was -- >> supreme cou
. thanks for joining us. >> apparently i stole an irish phrase when i said top of the morning. >> how dare she steal top of the morning? i should give you the rights to say that. thank you, you have the right to say it. >> i should come up with a swedish phrase. >> for today call me patio furniture. that will be my nickname. >> how do we say fox news alert in irish? we have to begin with the headlines and fox news alert. u.s. and iraqi forces confirming that four suspected terrorists escaped from a prison in baghdad. all four men with ties to al-qaida were facing the death penalty. uh-oh! they're being held in the u.s.-controlled portion of tar kwu e prison, only one still under u.s. military control look at this video out of texas. those are cars peeking out of the floodwater. the remnants of tropical storm hermine, hermine, ok, being blamed for two deaths, unfortunately, there and forcing more than 100 high water rescues and some great video out of oklahoma where at least three tornadoes were reported. power lines knocked down because of the heavy winds and the rain there. four people a
pensions were rewards of for a long work, and we used to regulate labor markets for companies. the retirement age, the existence of retirement age in our society is a function of decisions, both of increased productivity in the last century and decisions we made about allocating leisure. much of the leisure we chose to take from increased productivity went into shorter workweeks, went into longer vacations, earlier than in the last century, before say the 1950's. after the 1940's or so, much of the increased leisure went into what we call retirement, a time of non-work. we created this institution. it is malleable to some extent. it is also terribly important. the yearly retirement story is interesting. it begins to some extent with the unions very successfully negotiating 30-year and out early retirement options, and many of the unions that have defined benefits in many of the businesses agreed to early retirement provisions that served the purpose of on the one hand, rewarding workers for long-term service, and two, turning over the labor force. i say that because the flip s
are now learning that more than 60% of u.s. pipelines are aging, and according to the ntsb putting countless lives at risk. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom, trace. >> reporter: i've got to tell you, megyn the more we look into this the more concerning this gets, five days after the san bruno pipe explosion and we still have no idea what the exact cause was. the ntsb saying, look around the country. there could be thousands, maybe tens of thousands of pipes that are in the same condition the san bruno pipe was in. remember, if you want to look at these pictures, the san bruno pipes were all put in in the 1950s. this is 1948, look at the hillsides, the area, there are very few subdivisions put in here. they were all put in by the 1950s. now we'll show you almost of the same picture of what it looks like today, you'll get a better example. look at the sprawl. on top of all of those gas lines that were put in 50 years ago, and keep in mind that for a metal pipe 50 years is about the life expectancy, look at the sprawl in the same area. all those pipes that we
is ticking in the middle east right now. u.s. mediators trying to salvage talks between israel and palestinians. at issue is whether israel will stop building in dispute territory. we're live in jerusalem at a deadline at construction freeze two hours away. >> julie: first bill clinton hitting the campaign trail in a big way crisscrossing the northeast trying to give democratic candidates a boost at the midterm elections. molly is live in fountain, mass mass where the former president is lending his name to congressman barney franks. >> that is why, barney frank a 30-year incumbent, democrats bringing in the big guy here, big guns trying to make sure that the voters go to poll on election day. this mass mass, things have changed. this was once democratic stronghold but because of scott brown, they say the campaign is taking nothing for granted. barney franks welcoming the president as he got up on stage rallying all the supporters that came here today. he's been criticized actually for bringing in president clinton. they claim he is a little bit vulnerable. he said i am fightin
questions from us, insisting reporters are twisting her words. is she right or is she trying to play the victim? also jesse jackson, jr., facing ethics questions of his own. details on that tonight. >>> also, a home invasion that ended in the murder of a mom, her two daughters. the trial is ongoing and today new evidence and insight on an allege the motive. testimony so disturbing the sole survivor had to leave the courtroom. and later sanjay gupta continuing his series on disease detectives. a little girl's life hanging in the balance, so does a mom's. we'll show you how a team of disease detectives are racing to save their lives. >>> we begin with the republican senate candidate dodging questions and a democratic congressman kind of doing the same. first christine o'donnell from delaware continuing to avoid questions. she announced last night she wouldn't be talking to the national media, she did that on a national forum, sarah palin recommended she use, fox news. for days now, our reporter gary tuchman has been examining these old checks ms. o'donnell paid for what appeared to be
the pressure on as long as we can. the u.s. officials say the threats come from a variety of sources. bill: i'm losing count here, how many strikes in the past few weeks, steve. >> reporter: it's hard to count exactly. they don't give us the exact numbers, but there has been some assessment over there, according to the "wall street journal" there have been at least 20 drone strikes so far this month in the tribal regions of pakistan, that's across the border inside pakistan, the highest monthly toelt in the last six years. the necessity was hammered home during a recent congressional hearing on terror. >> today al-qaida and are in pakistan is at one of its weakest points, i would stress that the group has time and time again proven its resill lens and remains a very capable and determined area. >> reporter: the cia doesn't confirm or talk about the strikes, it is no secret it takes place. they say when conditions allow us to act in strict accord with the law we do. that's the bottom line. bill: a good reminder this war is far from over. we've seen the highest number of attacks by drones in pa
all of us and we hated him. again, it was so ugly. but, i always think -- you talk about james madison's vision for how it's supposed to work. even when you have people going like this, or maybe because you have people going like this, balanced the budget four years in a row, first time since the 1920s. welfare reform, two successful military campaigns, 22 million new jobs. a lot of different things. so yesterday the idea of the interview was we were going to figure out if bill clinton were president, what would he do to get this economy started? i would suggest the most important thing to talk about and, of course, he didn't disappoint, did he? >> no, he didn't. >> brilliant responses. and yet the rest of the day we were savaged. i was savaged with why didn't you bring up monica? why didn't you bring up impeachment. and then the left, why were you so critical of barack obama? which i wasn't. but does this none, jon meacham suggest what's wrong with this country? everybody, all the adults at least are focussed on how do we get the economy started again. how do we grow jobs. these harsh
meetings, town hall meetings and a lady asked a couple of tough questions. one was tell us about your faith. the other was will you eat one of my husband's red hot chilli peppers. >> i think he's been trying to do what we've been talking about which is connect and on different levels where there are questions, he's going there. that connection with the woman on the economy the other day, still sort of reverberates today because it was a seminal moment for this president and this country in terms of how people feel. he's putting himself out there. i commend him for it. i think it's hard for him. >> i think it's very hard for him. you can tell with him answering that question. >> i read the "times" story. as a guy who grew up in a southern baptist church. my parents took me there in the morning. they made me go to training union at night even when the super bowl was on. we were there wednesday night. we were there friday night. i grew up in an evangelical culture. i see you smirking wondering what happened to me. so i look through that statement, and when he says things like, jesus died for m
will join us. andrew ross sorkin, and eugene robinson, all coming up today on "morning joe." good lineup. >> we've got a very good lineup and a lot to get to. >> we'll start with the news. with the midterm elections fast approaching, president obama rolling out new finishives to boost the economy. and tomorrow in cleveland, the president will reportedly propose a permanent extension of tax credits for business owners to invest in research and development. also on the table a plan to allow companies to write off 100% of their investments in new plants and equipment through the end of next year. yesterday in milwaukee, the president announced a proposal to invest in new roads and railways. the $50 initiative is a six-year plan that would create a government-run bank to finance transportation projects. the white house says it would create jobs by improving and expanding $150,000 miles of the nation's roads, 4,000 miles of railways, and 150 miles of airport runways. although president obama says the plan will be fully paid for, and will not add to the deficit, republican leaders like john bo
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